The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is one of Samsung’s latest offerings in its smartwatch lineup. But users are complaining about some issues they are facing. Find in this article the problems of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and their solutions.

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How to fix battery drain issue on Samsung Galaxy Watch 5?

Method 1: Update your apps

With the Watch 5, Samsung announced a new SDK to developers and asked them to update apps for better compatibility with all smartwatches. This helps ensure that the app runs smoothly and doesn’t consume a lot of battery. So make sure that all your apps are updated for optimal performance because sometimes app bugs cause excessive battery usage.

Method 2: Clear data and close background apps

Like any other smart device, the Samsung Watch can also keep several apps open in the background to make it easier for users like us to get quick information. However, this can lead to excessive battery consumption, so it is best to close all unnecessary apps running in the background. To do this :

  • Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.
  • Tap About Watch or Gear after that. After selecting CLEAN NOW from the Storage menu, select the Back icon.
  • After selecting RAM, click CLEAN NOW.

Method 3: Disable voice wake-up


You may need to turn off voice wake-up in the voice assistant app, depending on your watch (Bixby or S Voice). To do this :

  • Press the Home (Power) button on your watch and select S Voice or Bixby from the Apps screen.
  • Select More options on the right side of the screen (the three vertical dots).
  • To deactivate the function, select Voice wake-up, then select the switch.

How to fix Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 not updating to new version?

Method 1: Restart your phone and watch

When the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and your phone have issues with not updating new version, restarting the devices can fix them. You will need to turn off your watch in order to restart it. You can access these options by pressing and holding the power button on your Watch. Click Shut Down. Hold down the power button until you see the Samsung logo after the device turns off. For a few seconds, press and hold the power button.

Method 2: Check available watch storage

It is necessary for the Galaxy Watch 5 to have free space to receive updates. You will run into problems if there is no storage space. On your watch, go to Settings to see how much storage space is available. Go to the About page of the watch. The Storage option is there. Get rid of unnecessary data or uninstall apps if the space is full or too high.

Method 3: Reset the watch


Resetting your Galaxy Watch can help if nothing else works. You can reset your watch by clicking Settings, then General, then Reset, then Confirm. The Wearable app has a reset option under General. Reconnect it to a compatible phone once it has been reset. Then check if the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 not updating to new version issue is resolved or not.

How to fix Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 not syncing issue?

Method 1: Restart Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and connected phone

The first thing to do in this case is to restart both your smartphone and your Galaxy Watch. This will refresh their respective operating systems and restore the Bluetooth connection between them.


Once both devices boot up and connect to each other, try to check if the issue still occurs.

Method 2: Check for Bluetooth connectivity issues

Synchronizing your Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and your smartphone requires a Bluetooth connection. To check if the two devices are connected, just open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone. If you see the app showing “Starting”, it means that the two devices are not connected. Press Start then select the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5. Follow each of the on-screen instructions to connect the watch to your phone.

Note that the Bluetooth function of both devices must be activated.

Method 3: Update the Samsung Galaxy Wearable app

If you have an older version of the Galaxy Wearable app, it may cause sync issues. On an Android device, you can get the latest app update from the Google Play Store. If you are using an iPhone, you can update the app from the App Store.


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